Xiaomi Launches The Redmi Note 3 And The Mi Pad 2

Xiaomi has today announced two brand new products, the Redmi Note 3 smartphone and the Mi Pad 2 tablet. The Redmi Note 3 is a 5.5″ all-metal smartphone and is the first smartphone from Xiaomi with a built in fingerprint scanner.

The Redmi Note 3 also packs a Helio X10 SoC from MediaTek, 2GB or 3GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, and a gigantic 4,000 mAh battery with built in fast charging also included.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is available in several color variants.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is available in several color variants.

The rear mounted fingerprint scanner promises speed and accuracy with Xiaomi claiming that it can read your fingerprint in just 0.3 seconds. The fingerprint sensor also opens up new options with the software including fingerprint authorization of payments through Mi Wallet.



The Redmi Note 3 comes in with a price tag of 899 Yuan ($140) for the base 16GB/2GB variant and 1,099 Yuan ($172) for the 32GB/3GB variant.


Alongside the Redmi Note 3, Xiaomi has also announced the Mi Pad 2. This new 7.9″ tablet suceeds the original Mi Pad with a new processor and an optional Windows 10 variant.

The Mi Pad 2 packs a 7.9″ IPS display with a 2048×1536 resolution with an Intel Atom x5-Z8500 processor under the hood. There’s also 2GB of RAM, 16 or 64GB of storage, an 8MP rear camera/5MP front camera and also a 6,190mAh battery. MIUI 7 is found on the Android variant with Windows 10 on another variant to be released at a later date. This tablet also sports a metal body in either dark grey or gold.

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 2

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 2

Xiaomi will offer 16GB and 64GB versions of the tablet selling for 999 Yuan ($156) and 1,299 Yuan ($200) respectively. The Mi Pad 2 will go up for sale in China sometime later this month.